Trucking Safety Expert
Trucking expert witness
V. Paul Herbert has over 35 years of experience as a big rig truck driver, in law enforcement, and
as a trucking safety expert.
His company, the Western Motor Carrier Safety Institute, Inc., is based in Quincy, California and
provides trucking safety witness services in California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington. Services include:
Trucking safety expert witness testimony
Truck driver safety training
Safety and compliance consulting
Commercial vehicle accident reconstruction
This page includes photographs of Paul Herbert taking measurements and reviewing accidents, and
conducting trucking safety training.
Trucking safety expert V. Paul Herbert:
measuring a driver's eye height on a Peterbilt
The measurement of the driver’s eye height from the ground during an inspection of a big rig
while conducting a visibility study.
Measuring underride guard on back of semi-trailer
The measurement of an older under-ride guard at the rear of an older Trailmobile
semi-trailer. This was an inspection in a matter involving a big rig crashing into the rear of another big rig
resulting in serious disabling injury to the striking truck driver.
Truck driver training
Conducting winter truck driving safety training utilizing a model tractor-trailer big rig for
one of my client trucking companies. I have been regularly training their drivers and have been their safety and
compliance consultant since 1990.
"Paul knows his area of expertise but his best attribute is that he is able to handle himself in
very tough depositions, is a complete and thorough expert under questioning."
Attorney at Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, PC
Loading dock inspection
The interaction between a typical truck and typical loading dock which is equipped with a dock
Bent release handle
A bent release handle on a sliding tandem axle assembly on an ocean-going shipping container
chassis. The truck driver attempting to utilize this bent handle got his hand pinched between the handle and
sub-frame of the trailer chassis resulting in serious and disabling injury.
"Tractors-Semis over 32 feet kingpin to rear axle not advised"
A warning sign advising longer tractor-trailer combinations from utilizing that section of
narrow and winding roadway. In this instance the driver did not heed the warning resulting in his trailer cheating
across the double-yellow line and hitting a motor cyclist traveling the opposite direction.
Measuring the height of the grill on a Peterbilt
The measurement of the height of the front grill on a Peterbilt conventional model big rig
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